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Coat of arms of FromborkFrombork, Frauenburg, 54°22' N 19°41' E, 155.5 miles NNW of Warszawa. A town in northern Poland on the Vistula Lagoon in Braniewo County, Warmia-Masuria Province with a 2005 population of 2,528. The former residence of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, the town and its 700-year-old cathedral were badly damaged in WWII but were restored. After the war, Frombork was restored. photos [April 2009]

CEMETERY: photos. [April 2009]

US Commission No. POCE000761

Alternate name: Frauenburg (German). Located in Frombork, Elblaskie at 19º41 54º22, 62 km ENE of Gdansk. 1991 town population:1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Urzad Miasta I Gminy, ul. Katedralna 17. Tel 7203.
  • Local: Urzad Wojewodzki w Elblagu, ul. Wojska Polskiego 1, Tel 27001.
  • Regional: Poinstwowa Stuzba Ochrony Zabytkow Elblag, ul. Wojska Polskiego 1, Tel 24-553     

The earliest known Jewish community was early 19th century. The unlandmarked Orthodox and Progressive/Reform cemetery was established in 1817. 1931 census shows 6,000. Effecting the Jewish Community was Judenedikt-1812 and II Wojna Swiatova. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. The cemetery was liquidated and is now occupied by a hospital and sanitarium. There are no visible gravestones. Wiktor Knercer, 10-685 Olsztyn, ul. Barcza 33/16, Tel 338607 completed survey in October 1992. Documentation: Mapa w Skali 1:25000, 2 lat 1910-1920, Deutsches Stadtebuch , Erich Kenser, 1939. A. Sommerfeld Juden in Ermland w. Zeitschrift fuer die Geschichte und Altertumskunde Ermlands [ZGAE].

Wiktor Knercer visited the site in August 1992.[Note: Frysztak I and II are similar and were filled out by the same person, but the numbers about the town were sometimes contradictory.]

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